If You Can’t Believe the Truth, Believe a Lie

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They’re not on your side, boys and girls…

We keep wondering how anyone who is not clinically insane, or abysmally stupid, can believe in socialism. Well, here’s how.

The Chicago Teachers’ Union has sent a delegation to Venezuela to “learn what we can” from the socialist nation and proclaim the union’s “solidarity” with the dictatorial regime that has turned one of the more prosperous countries in South America into a hell-hole (https://wirepoints.org/viva-maduro-the-chicago-teachers-unions-trip-to-venezuela-wirepoints-original/).

Y’know, we keep telling you about those teachers’ unions–the ones that run your schools–and you don’t listen…

Anyway, the Chicago teachers have nothing but high praise for every aspect of the socialist regime. All the–ahem!–little “problems” that you hear about–people starving, no electricity available, zoo animals devoured because there’s nothing else to eat, everything done at gunpoint–well, those are all America’s fault, no one else’s. According to the “Radical Educators’ Collective”–again, your teachers’ unions, folks–the delegates from Chicago were especially impressed by Venezuela’s wonderful “communes.”

Now, if you know history, you know that during the 1920s and 1930s intellectuals and journalists from all the Western countries flocked to Russia to marvel at the glorious wonderfulness of the Soviet Union; and you know that mostly they were shown what are remembered as “Potemkin villages”–stage sets, as it were, put up as a show for gullible foreign visitors who really wanted to believe that communism had finally found the answers to all life’s problems… and returned to their home countries babbling about what a fine job Comrade Stalin was doing.

They know it’s crap, but they make a conscious choice to believe it and to blot out all evidence to the contrary.

It’s one of those things that never changes.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

4 responses to “If You Can’t Believe the Truth, Believe a Lie

  • Erlene Talbott

    Yes, it is mind-blowing to see the ingrained belief in something that anyone in their right minds should see is fake and harmful. I just don’t get it.
    When evidence is right in front of them, they deliberately turn aside and “see” something that is not there.
    It is a lot like trying to convince an atheist of truth. They do not see it, because they do not WANT to see.

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  • unknowable2

    “They know it’s crap, but they make a conscious choice to believe it and to blot out all evidence to the contrary.”

    People choose their beliefs. If they want to take no responsibility for themselves, they will choose thusly.

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  • thewhiterabbit2016

    It cracks me up how the Democrat Socialist call Trump a Nazi, and the Nazi’s were Socialists.

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  • SLIMJIM

    “The Chicago Teachers’ Union has sent a delegation to Venezuela to “learn what we can” from the socialist nation and proclaim the union’s “solidarity””
    You can’t make up what these leftists will do…

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